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Klondike West Fire declared a conflagration - 10/15/18

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Klondike Fire, burning near Agness, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

 

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team led by Chief Ian Yocum, and five structural task forces from Lane, Rogue Valley, Linn, Benton, and Marion counties will arrive early this afternoon.  Three task forces will be assigned to day shift and two will be working the night shift.

 

 A level 3 "GO" evacuation is in effect for the Oak Flats and Spud Road areas of the Agness community.

 

More information on evacuations is available at Curry County Emergency Services Facebook.

 

Oregon Sends Second Team to Support Hurricane Michael Response - 10/12/18

Salem, OR – October 12, 2018 – The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and Oregon Department of Forestry, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), is working with Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management to support a request from the Florida Division of Emergency Management for a second All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (IMTs) to support the response to Hurricane Michael.

 

The EMAC is a mutual aid agreement among states and territories of the United States. Essentially working as a mutual aid system, the agreement offers assistance during governor-declared state of emergency or disaster through a responsive, straightforward system. This system allows states to send personnel, equipment, and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.

 

The OSFM IMT, led by Chief Ted Kunze, also includes staff from the Oregon Department of Forestry who are qualified within the Incident Command Structure.

 

“We value our working relationships and partnerships with fellow states agencies,” said Oregon Department of Forestry's Interim Operations Manager, Blake Ellis. “Florida has been there for us in our time of need, sending a full IMT to our aid during this year’s challenging fire season, and Oregon is fortunate to have the opportunity to return the favor”

 

The team heads to Florida tomorrow morning and anticipates a full deployment of 14 days.

 

We wish success to the team and will keep Florida in our thoughts as they recover from this devastating storm.

Oregon Sends Teams to Support Hurricane Michael Response - 10/09/18

Salem, OR – October 9, 2018 – The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), is working with Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management to support a request from the Florida Division of Emergency Management for All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (IMTs) to support the response to Hurricane Michael.

 

The OSFM Green IMT, led by Chief Hallman, will depart Oregon on Wednesday, October 10. The team will work 14 days and plan to return to Oregon on October 25. Chief Hallman is a native Floridian and previous Florida State Fire Marshal. His experience and expertise will be invaluable as he leads his team to assist in the recovery efforts of his home state.

 

At this time no specific work site in Florida has been determined as state officials are working on preparation for the response; however it is likely they will be working in the field with one of the affected counties.

 

We wish success to the team and will keep Florida in our thoughts as they prepare for this storm